Zero-phonon lines in the photoluminescence spectra of MgO:Mn2+ nanocrystals

I.S. Altman, P.V. Pikhitsa, M. Choi (Corresponding Author), Albert G. Nasibulin, Esko I. Kauppinen

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We report the observation of a pair of sharp zero-phonon lines in MgO:Mn2+ nanocrystals, which appear simultaneously in photoluminescence. We suggest a reason why these lines have not yet been observed in the system in question even in the bulk material, but appear in nanocrystals synthesized by combustion. The easiness of the excitation of extremely sharp zero-phonon lines makes our finding attractive for optical nanodevice applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • nanocrystalline materials
  • nanodevices
  • phonons
  • magnesium
  • magnesium compounds
  • photoluminescence


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